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View our Attendance Policy here.
Why is attendance so important?
Excellent attendance is important because:
- Regular attenders make better progress, both socially and academically.
- Regular attenders find school routines and schoolwork easier to cope with.
- Regular attenders are more likely to find learning satisfying and to build strong friendships with their peers.
- Regular attenders have an easier transfer to secondary school, having developed positive habits in attending school every day.
- Children may be at risk of harm if they do not attend school regularly.
- There is a direct link between under-achievement and poor attendance.
- Creating a pattern of regular attendance establishes a positive habit for life.
Why is punctuality so important?
Excellent punctuality is important because:
- When pupils arrive late, they can miss key learning opportunities.
- Good time keeping is a vital life skill that will help children as they progress through their school life and go out into the wider world.
- When pupils are late, it can make them feel uncomfortable or embarrassed.
- When pupils arrive late it can disrupt lessons
School day timings
|Year Group||Start Time||Finish Time||Entrance/Exit Point|
|Year 1||08:45am||15:15pm||KS1 playground|
|Year 2||09:15am||15:45pm||KS1 playground|
|Year 3||09:00am||15:30pm||Main office entrance|
|Year 4||08:45am||15:15pm||KS2 playground|
|Year 5||09:15am||15:45pm||KS2 playground|
|Year 6||09:00am||15:30pm||KS2 playground|
How do we celebrate excellent attendance and punctuality at Jubilee?
Each week, we celebrate with our ‘In to Win!’ competition. Each child that has been in every day that week, and on time, will have their “silly” photo shown during our celebration assembly on a Friday afternoon. One child will then be randomly chosen to win a prize! We also celebrate attendance each term at our Attendance Assembly. Every term, children are able to win a bronze, silver or gold award depending on what their attendance has been.
What can I do if I am struggling with attendance and punctuality?
If you find you are struggling to bring your child into school and on time, then please contact a member of our senior leadership team who will try to support you. This may involve giving you the details of other supportive agencies you can contact.
What about if my child is unwell?
We all know that illness is sometimes unavoidable and to be expected. However, it is important to phone the school on the first day of absence and leave a message on the absence line (Option 1) with the reason why your child is absent. If we don’t hear from you, your child’s absence will be marked as ‘unauthorised’.
Not all illnesses require your child to be off school. You can contact the NHS by dialling 111 for advice if your child is unwell.
Headache, earache, stomach-ache or sore throat - Children with headache, earache, stomach-ache or a sore throat can go to school – just let the teacher and/or office know that they have felt unwell. Give them paracetamol and plenty of fluids to drink. If it persists, take them to see their GP.
Diarrhoea and vomiting - Children can return to school 48 hours after the last episode of diarrhoea or vomiting.
Head lice - Children can go to school with head lice, but they must be treated for the condition to prevent further spreading. Parents should treat their children and other family members by wet combing with a nit comb and conditioner.
NHS guidance on whether you should bring your child to school:
If your child displays any of the three main symptoms of the coronavirus, you should keep
them (and their siblings) at home, take a test and self-isolate until you have the result.
- a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature).
- a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual).
- a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal.
It is very important that you let the school know what the situation is as soon as possible, and once you have the test result.
If anyone in the household tests positive, then anyone living in the home should self-isolate for 14 days.
If your child has to self-isolate due to COVID-19 symptoms, or a positive case for the child or within the household, then online learning will be provided.